Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Friday, January 29, 2016

Build A Line Blog Hop 2016 Part 1

Build A Line Challenge 2016

The first Blog hop for B'sue's 2016 Build a line challenge begins today. Participants listed here:

Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Art Bead Scene January Challenge

January inspiration comes from this watercolor "Landscape with stars. by Henri Edmond Cross." Yellow stars in a shades of Blue sky.
Focals and Earring pairs

I used the Mokume Gane and also made some funky beads, Focals and Earring pairs.

I then of course had a beautiful Blue house bead in my stash.  It was made by Caroline Dewison of  Blueberri Beads.  So I created a long charm Necklace.
Brass Heart locket, Chocolate Brass Ribbon Bow, White Czech glass maple leaf, filigree brass bead and lots of sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a comment, You can Hop and see what other Artist created from this inspiration photo HERE  I'd luv to hear from you. Remember, wear vintage, its new again.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Finished Up Friday

Today is finished up Friday in the Bsue Boutiques Creative Group Something from your work table has to be finished by today. This is my work table from last week:

I took the Brass Heart with the MatteBlack designer finish and created a long Necklace.  Long Necklaces seem to be the thing this season.
Long Dangle Tassle
I luv Czech Glass Flowers, Bling Tape
Worked Neckline Jade, Onyx and Crystals
Lol, Luv this model, When I looked in the mirror she looks Just like me

Lovely Necklace hangs 23 inches and can be adjusted with the Lobster clasp. Comments always welcome. Remember the blog "Wear Vintage, its New Again"

Friday, January 15, 2016

2016 Onward bound A New Swap and Hop

Alrighty, excitement in the air for new things to come. See I am definately blogging more aiming for a minimum of 52 this year.  First, look at my baby. He is my 4 month old great Nephew.  My sister's first granchild.  Isn't he adorable, lol.
Raiden Allen

I love this new drag and drop feature blogger now has. Just drag your photos onto the blog post. Say Whaat,!  You didn't Know. yea girl its great. Well signups are going on over and join Bead Peeps Face Book Group for the Swap and hop. Come join and have some fun if you havent already.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016 New Journey Next Steps Part one

Its a new year of retrospect.  What didn't go well last year?  What worked. I wanted to challenge myself and in my efforts to do so took on too many and could not meet them all. Why, because I am still employed with a demanding job that has me on call sometimes. Because like a Hobbiest I am unsure of a piece at times and it doesnt get completed and submitted. I am in the Year of the Jewelry  group where you make and post every week to a theme. Always missing the posting, not this year.  will post for all 52 weeks. Art Bead Scene hosts a monthly challenge where you must use art beads.  I joined so I would stick to my polymer and make art beads and components to use. Always wound up using other Artist beads, which is great for them but no utilization of enjoying the skill set I learned for myself. Let's see B'Sue Boutiques Creative Face book group, lots of challenges, monthly, weekly, you choose. Brenda Sue Lansdown of B'sue Boutiques Creative Group Master class has started. Students will learn how to create a line of their own.  Earrings Everyday, you post earrings on the third friday of the month, from a Inspiration Photo, great fun. Halcraft, buy the beads from Michaels and create, sometimes hard to find the exact beads but its a challenge so lots of choices, but I need to drop this one.  I love gemstones which I purchase through gem and jewelry shows. Sea glass mainly from Znet Shows and Brass Stampings mainly from B'sue Boutiques. Andrew thornton hosts a monthly blog hop. You buy a fantastik kit he puts together for $20 and create as many pieces as you dream and hop blogs to see the same materials used by 15 or more artist each unique. Pine ridge treasures by Lisa lodge.  You purchase a kit, ( I found seaglass through her kits) and you create a Piece(s) and blog hop each month or post into her Pine Ridge Treasures face book group. Dry Gulch sponsors a monthly color challenge and like Bsue and Art Bead Scene there is a prize each month.  I have won at some point from them all. I feel good about that.
What did work for me is my love of brass, gemstones and beach glass.
 Instead of stringing 

I really enjoy working the Neckline with wire wrapping and chain attached to some Brass, Gem Stones, Sea glass, whatever the focal may be.
Agate Slice Focal

Silverwar Brass with Pearls and Agate
I luv flowers and have started this new collection. Hmmm I love it, but will customers like. These Assemblage pieces are colorful and are more statement pieces.  However I see the young women 20-30ish wearing big Jewelry and then I
see itsy bitsy focals on chain. Whats an artist to do?
Who could forget this Angelite Blue Parure

Red and Green Agates

Red and Cream Garden
Multi Metal Garden

Thank you for joining me last year.  I hope you will contine to visit.  These items can be found Here  Happy New Year everyone and please leave a comment even to just say hi.